Antique Sampler, circa 1830, by Mary Evans


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Object Description

183? Sampler by Mary Evans. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with card backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, black, browns and gold. Verses read ‘I heard a voice which sweetly said> Happy, thrice happy, are the dead> Who from their earthly labours rest> They slumbr well, for they are blest> But while at peace in dust they lie> The holy memory cannot die> Oh how wafering is my mind> Toss’d about with every wind> O how quickly doth my heart> From the living God depart> Jesu, let my nature feel> Thou art God unchangeable’ and ‘To me, ye sons> of sorrow come,> That o’er life’s> rugged road.> With weary step> uncertain roam> And bend beneath> your load. come> take my yoke> and learn of me> For I am meek of> mind Come, and> your soul,from error free> The rest it seek shall find> Such was the voice> of him who spoke> As never man> before His burden> light, and easy> yoke My soul> shall shun no> more.I come, my> pray’r to thee> address’d Whose> lips the Precept gave> Do thou. within my inmost breast> The heavinly lesson grave’. Signed and dated ‘Mary Evans s Work Aged 9 Finished in the year of our Lord 183?’. A wonderful set of motifs, including sailing ships, lions, birds, flowers, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, angels holding a crown and Adam & Eve standing either side of the tree of life with a snake coiled around its trunk.

Object Condition

Good. A few small holes. No stains. Very minor stitch loss to the signature and some motifs. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is very slightly uneven. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang.

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